Lake Superior State University

French Studies: Bachelor of Arts

Program Description


The program of French Studies offers students the possibility to acquire not only a comprehensive knowledge of modern spoken and written French, but also the possibility to participate in a rich experience designed to enhance their intellectual formation and to qualify them for an increasing number of professions at home and abroad. One semester of directed academic and cultural immersion in a French-speaking university completes the normal cycle of studies for a bachelor of arts in French Studies.

Coupled with another major, the major in French Studies becomes a valuable asset for careers in Nursing, Criminal Justice, Teaching, and International Business, as well as a highly valued component for majors in Spanish, English History, and the Arts.

Available degrees (see specific degree requirements further down the page):



Degree Requirements


Bachelor of Arts French Studies

Requirements: In addition to the general education requirements, students must complete 48 semester hours of credit in French, the last six of level-400, preferably taken as directed academic and cultural immersion in a French-speaking university.

Required Courses

  • FREN151 First Year French I 4
  • FREN152 First Year French II 4
  • FREN251 Second Year French I 4
  • FREN252 Second Year French II 4
  • FREN351 Advanced Conversation and Composition I 3
  • FREN352 Advanced Conversation and Composition II 3
  • FREN353 Business French I 3
  • FREN354 Business French II 3
  • FREN355 Survey of French Literature I 3
  • FREN356 Survey of French Literature II 3
  • FREN360 French Cultural Perspectives 3-4
  • FREN370 The Francophone World I 4
  • FREN460 Directed Academic and Cultural Immersions 6

Required Cognates

  • HIST315 Europe From Napoleon to World War I 4
  • HIST316 Europe in the 20th Century 4

Electives to total at least 124 credits

 

Bachelor of Arts French Studies, Elementary Teaching Certification

Required Courses (52 credits)

  • FREN151 First Year French I 4
  • FREN152 First Year French II 4
  • FREN251 Second Year French I 4
  • FREN252 Second Year French II 4
  • FREN351 Advanced Conversation and Compostion I 3
  • FREN352 Advanced Conversation and Composition II 3
  • FREN353 Business French I 3
  • FREN354 Business French II 3
  • FREN355 Survey of French Literature I 3
  • FREN356 Survey of French Literature II 3
  • FREN360 French Cultural Perspectives 4
  • FREN370 The Francophone World I 4
  • FREN460 Directed Academic and Cultural Immersions 6
  • EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages 4

Required Cognates (8 credits)

  • HIST315 Europe from Napoleon to Wld War I 4
  • HIST316 Europe in the 20th Century 4

Elementary Planned Program [EPP] (51 credits)

  • MATH103 Number Systems & Problem Solving for Elementary Teachers 4
  • MATH104 Geometry & Measurement for Elementary Teachers 4
  • BIOL107 Field Biology 3
  • NSCI101 Conceptual Physics 4
  • NSCI102 Introduction to Geology 4
  • NSCI110 Chemistry in Society 4
  • POLI110 American Government 4
  • GEOG201 World Regional Geography 4
  • PSYC265 Child Adolescent Psychology 3

Select one history sequence (8 credits)

Choose one literature class from the following:

  • ENGL180 Introduction Literary Studies 3
  • ENGL235 Survey Native Lit. N Am. 3
  • ENGL236 Literature Culture 3

General Education Requirements (36-42)

  • ENGL110 First year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First year Composition II 3
  • COMM101 Fundamentals Speech 3
  • HUMN251 Humanites I 4
  • HUMN electives 3-4
  • Social Science elective 3-4
  • Social Science elective 3-4
  • Natural Science elective 4
  • Natural Science elective 4
  • Math elective 3-5
  • Diversity elective 3-4

Professional Eduction Requirements and Education Cognates- see Elementary Teaching.

 

Bachelor of Arts French Studies, Secondary Teaching Certification

Required Courses (52 credits)

  • FREN151 First Year French I 4
  • FREN152 First Year French II 4
  • FREN251 Second Year French I 4
  • FREN252 Second Year French II 4
  • FREN351 Advanced Conversation and Compostion I 3
  • FREN352 Advanced Conversation and Composition II 3
  • FREN353 Business French I 3
  • FREN354 Business French II 3
  • FREN355 Survey of French Literature I 3
  • FREN356 Survey of French Literature II 3
  • FREN360 French Cultural Perspectives 4
  • FREN370 The Francophone World I 4
  • FREN460 Directed Academic and Cultural Immersions 6
  • EDUC447 Theories and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages 3

Required Cognates 8

  • HIST315 Europe from Napoleon to WWI 4
  • HIST316 Europe in the 20th Century 4

General Education Requirements (36-42 credits)

  • ENGL110 First year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First year Composition II 3
  • COMM101 Fundamentals Speech 3
  • HUMN251 Humanites I 4
  • HUMN eletives 3-4
  • Social Science elective 3-4
  • Social Science elective 3-4
  • Natural Science elective 4
  • Natural Science elective 4
  • Math elective 3-5
  • Diversity elective 3-4

An approved teaching minor is required.

Professional Eduction Requirements and Education Cognates- see Secondary Teaching.



Bachelor of Arts Degree Notes (if applicable): One year (8 credits) of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be: CHIN151-152, FREN151-152 or 251-252, GRMN141-142 or 241-242, NATV141-142 or 201-202, or SPAN161-162.

One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree Notes (if applicable): At least eight (8) semester credits in addition to courses used for general education requirements from categories of social science, natural science, computer science or mathematics.

These bachelor of science degree requirements can be used for majors or minors, but not general education.